Lever Press

Lever Press

Beth Bouloukos, Director
Email: bbouloukos@leverpress.org

Program Overview

Lever Press is grounded on a set of values, and guided by clear commitments. The values on which we’re basing our work are:

  • producing the highest quality scholarship in an economically sustainable model
  • embodying and reflecting the values of the liberal arts, and
  • leading the way in establishing best practices for born-digital, peer reviewed, open access monograph publishing.

As a press aligned with the ethos and mission of liberal arts colleges, we seek out, identify, evaluate, and advocate for transformative scholarship that spurs creative dialogue within and between traditional fields of inquiry, emphasizes disciplinary innovation, draws upon new models of collaborative research, and strives to reach the broadest audience possible. We value:

  • leadership and the courage to push existing boundaries
  • diverse voices and viewpoints
  • the principles of equity and social justice
  • building community among our members and beyond
  • continuous learning

By living our values we will be responsive to the needs of readers, authors, and member institutions, share our liberal arts focus broadly, and engage globally with others in the exchange of new scholarship.

  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
  • Undergraduates: 1

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: monographs.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Monographs 8 8
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Other

Best publications to refer to our program: monographs

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? Yes
  • Name of consortium: Lever
Work with a university press? No

Administer a university press? No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
The campaign for the second phase of Lever will start this academic year.
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